CAMELLIA YENHOAE (THEACEAE), A NEW SPECIES FROM CENTRAL VIETNAM

Luu Hong Truong, Tran Gioi, Nguyen Quoc Dat, Nguyen Hieu Cuong

Abstract


Camellia yenhoae (Theaceae) is described as a new species of section Piquetia from Hòn Bà Nature Reserve, Khánh Hòa Province, Central Vietnam. The new taxon is close to C. piquetiana but differs in its ovate, slightly longitudinally striated and 3‒4-locular ovaries and 3‒4 styles connate at basal 1/5‒1/3 part and glabrous on apical 1/4 part. A key to all known species of the section is given.

Received 31 July 2018, accepted 7 August 2018

Keywords


Camellia yehnhoae, new species, section Piquetia, Theaceae, Vietnam.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-7160/v40n3.12919

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